Dissecting Winlocker – ransomware goes centralized

2012-11-01

Aditya K. Sood

Michigan State University, USA

Richard J. Enbody

Michigan State University, USA

Rohit Bansal

Independent security researcher, USA
Editor: Helen Martin

Abstract

Winlocker, aka Gimemo, has revolutionized the design of ransomware - all the infected machines are controlled centrally using two C&C panels. Aditya Sood and colleagues discuss the design and behaviour of the Winlocker ransomware.


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